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Indigenous Affairs improving on Jordan’s Principle, but more work is needed says advocate



Annette Francis
APTN News
Cindy Blackstock, the leading advocate in the fight for First Nations families to receive medical benefits similar to children live off the reserves says she has seen an improvement to how Canada handles Jordan’s Principle cases.

Jordan’s Principle is a program where a child in need is provided the services they need – and then Canada and the jurisdiction negotiate on who pays the bill.

Until very recently, the federal government denied there were any Jordan’s Principle cases anywhere in the country.

While things are changing, Blackstock says there is a way to go before there is equality.

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2 Responses to “Indigenous Affairs improving on Jordan’s Principle, but more work is needed says advocate”

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    D.Dube May 10, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    We are encouraged that the tribunal’s decision is applied in various fields.Even if there is much avenues still to cover, we are well assured that the tribunal oversees each government ‘s amendement.
    Thank you for your report.
    D. Dube

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    Arn May 10, 2018 at 12:18 am #

    I did this for 22 years dealing with health care and medical equipment for my daughter with spinabifida hydrosifils